Don Pyke, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Don Pyke

Australian rules footballer

Date of Birth: 05-Dec-1968

Place of Birth: Bloomington, Illinois, United States

Profession: cricketer, Australian rules footballer, Australian rules football coach

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Don Pyke

  • Donald Lachlan Pyke (born 5 December 1968) is a former Australian rules footballer and the former senior coach of the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).
  • He played for the West Coast Eagles from 1989 to 1996. Pyke was born in the United States where his father Frank was studying sports science.
  • He grew up in his father's home town of Perth and later in Canberra, where he played representative football and cricket for the Australian Capital Territory.
  • Pyke was recruited by Claremont for the 1987 WAFL season, playing in a premiership in his first season and winning the club's best and fairest award in his second season.
  • This led to his recruitment by West Coast, who selected him prior to the 1988 National Draft.
  • Pyke spent eight seasons at the club, playing in premiership sides in both 1992 and 1994, and sharing the Club Champion Award with Glen Jakovich in 1993.
  • He finished his AFL career with 132 games and 97 goals. After retiring from playing, Pyke was the senior coach of Claremont from 1999 to 2000.
  • He also spent time as an assistant coach at AFL Adelaide in 2005/2006 and in administrative roles at West Coast, including a period on the board of directors 2001 to 2004.
  • Pyke rejoined West Coast as a strategy coach at the end of the 2013 AFL season 2013 season, under Adam Simpson.
  • He was appointed senior coach of Adelaide in October 2015, replacing the deceased Phil Walsh.
  • He coached the team to the 2017 AFL Grand Final where it lost to Richmond.

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